Archive: 07/19/2009

Astronauts deal with flooded toilet in orbit

(AP) -- The bathroom lines at the already crowded space shuttle and space station complex got a lot longer Sunday because of a flooded toilet. One of two commodes aboard the international space station malfunctioned, ...

Jul 19, 2009
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Starting to get crowded in 100-year-olds' club

(AP) -- It's starting to get crowded in the 100-year-olds' club. Once virtually nonexistent, the world's population of centenarians is projected to reach nearly 6 million by midcentury. That's pushing the ...

Jul 19, 2009
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Scientists zoom in on carbon dioxide in NYC

(AP) -- Wade McGillis peered up at the structure propped like a high-tech stick figure - minus the head - on an elementary school roof. Then he examined the electronics attached to its spindly metal frame, ...

Jul 19, 2009
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Digging for answers to climate change

Forty miles off the Jersey Shore, an international team of scientists is grappling with a worrisome phenomenon: The oceans are slowly rising. The researchers are not studying the sea itself. Living for weeks at a time on ...

Jul 19, 2009
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